AWS Machine Learning Blog

Analyze US census data for population segmentation using Amazon SageMaker

August 2021: Post updated with changes required for SageMaker SDK v2, courtesy of Eitan Sela, Senior Startup Solutions Architect In the United States, with the 2018 midterm elections approaching, people are looking for more information about the voting process. This blog post explores how we can apply machine learning (ML) to better integrate science into […]

VidMob combines computer vision and language AI services for data-driven creative asset production

VidMob is a social video creation platform that marketers of all sizes can use to develop personalized advertising communications at scale. VidMob uses machine learning (ML) to power its SaaS application. This application uses metadata extraction and sentiment analysis to provide marketers with actionable insights into which creative assets resonate with their intended audience, and […]

AWS internal use-case: Evaluating and adopting Amazon SageMaker within AWS Marketing

We’re the AWS Marketing Data Science team. We use advanced analytical and machine learning (ML) techniques so we can share insights into business problems across the AWS customer lifecycle, such as ML-driven scoring of sales leads, ML-based targeting segments, and econometric models for downstream impact measurement. Within Amazon, each team operates independently and owns the […]

Amazon SageMaker console now supports training job cloning

Today we are launching the training job cloning feature on the Amazon SageMaker console, which makes it much easier for you to create training jobs based on existing ones. When you use Amazon SageMaker, it’s common to run multiple training jobs using different training sets and identical configuration. It’s also common to adjust a specific […]

AWS Deep Learning AMIs now include Horovod for faster multi-GPU TensorFlow training on Amazon EC2 P3 instances

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come pre-installed and fully configured with Horovod, the popular open source distributed training framework to scale TensorFlow training on multiple GPUs. This is an update to the optimized build of TensorFlow 1.8 that we launched in early May. This custom build of TensorFlow 1.8 […]

Amazon Polly introduces a new French female voice, Léa

Amazon Polly now offers a choice of a second female French voice, Léa, in addition to the current female voice, Céline. Amazon Polly also has a French male voice, Mathieu. Léa is a warm and natural-sounding voice with Parisian accent. Listen to the spoken introduction from Léa. Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly With the addition […]

How to scale sentiment analysis using Amazon Comprehend, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena

Today consumers are encouraged to express their satisfaction or frustration with a company or product through social media, blogs, and review platforms. Sentiment analysis can help companies better understand their customers’ opinions and needs and make more informed business decisions. Amazon released a dataset to the public with over 130 million product reviews in multiple […]

Use Amazon Translate to create multilingual content on WordPress sites

At the beginning of this year, we launched an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress with the help of our partner, WP Engine. This plugin enabled creators/bloggers who publish their posts or sites using WordPress to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities and convert their web content into high-quality audio formats. Since then, we’ve improved the plugin by […]

Some quick thoughts on the public discussion regarding facial recognition and Amazon Rekognition this past week

We have seen a lot of discussion this past week about the role of Amazon Rekognition in facial recognition, surveillance, and civil liberties, and we wanted to share some thoughts.

Amazon Rekognition is a service we announced in 2016. It makes use of new technologies – such as deep learning – and puts them in the hands of developers in an easy-to-use, low-cost way. Since then, we have seen customers use the image and video analysis capabilities of Amazon Rekognition in ways that materially benefit both society (e.g. preventing human trafficking, inhibiting child exploitation, reuniting missing children with their families, and building educational apps for children), and organizations (enhancing security through multi-factor authentication, finding images more easily, or preventing package theft). Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not the only provider of services like these, and we remain excited about how image and video analysis can be a driver for good in the world, including in the public sector and law enforcement.

The importance of hyperparameter tuning for scaling deep learning training to multiple GPUs

Parallel processing with multiple GPUs is an important step in scaling training of deep models. In each training iteration, typically a small subset of the dataset, called a mini-batch, is processed. When a single GPU is available, processing of the mini-batch in each training iteration is handled by this GPU. When training with multiple GPUs, […]